Simone Biles is an American hero.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist has more sheer athleticism and patriotic pizzazz in either big toe than any of us mortals could ever conceive of ourselves.
She's also a human being who's faced the pressure of the global sports spotlight since she was a child. And today, she took to Twitter to reveal a stunningly personal experience that should force all of us to stop and reflect.
Larry Nassar is going to burn, either in this life or the next. The former team doctor for USA Gymnastics will be serving the rest of his days in prison for exploiting his position in order to sexually abuse a probably countless number of minors. And we now know that Biles was among them.
It takes a ton of courage to perform on your sport's biggest stage. It takes a different kind altogether to go public with such a painful, personal tale as this. For Biles, who joins USA gymnasts
Proud of you and praying for you. You are a treasure.— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) January 15, 2018